Eight Killed, Hundreds Injured in Crowd Crush at Astroworld Music Festival in Houston – Democracy Now!

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In Houston, at least eight people were killed, including two high school students aged 14 and 16, at the Astroworld Festival Friday, after an audience of some 50,000 people rushed toward the stage, crushing those at the front. Hundreds more were injured. The chaos unfolded during a performance by the rapper Travis Scott — the festival’s headliner and one of its organizers. Scott finished his set and brought out rapper Drake as audience members begged security guards to stop the performance but were ignored. CNN reports the show continued for about 40 minutes after initial reports of audience members being injured. A police investigation is ongoing, and at least two lawsuits have been filed against Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation Entertainment and others involved in the festival.


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